Étienne-Barthélémy Garnier (1759 -1849)
Garnier was the son and the grandson of cabinet-makers to the aristocracy. He was born in Paris. He received first prize in the Prix de Rome in 1788 with his painting The Death Of Tatius, winning over his boyfriend Louis Girodet. That had to have been awkward. Girodet and Garnier lived in Rome until 1793.
He was elected member of the Academy Of Fine Arts in 1816. He exhibited many paintings during his lifetime. His painting Éponine Et Sabinus (1810) was acquired by King Louis XVIII. In 1824, he delivered the eulogy at the funeral of Girodet.